NGA Tearline: Deliberate Targeting of Cultural and Medical Buildings in Ukraine

In partnership with University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Smithsonian Institute, and the Cultural Heritage Monitoring Lab (CHML)

The authors developed and applied a process for the identification of the deliberate targeting of certain building types during the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine. Results indicate that cultural, and secondarily medical, buildings are likely to have been deliberately targeted by combatants.

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What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format.

This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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